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Polish marchers blame Jews for the COVID-19 pandemic

Polish marchers blame Jews for the COVID-19 pandemic

'We know who is behind this whole 'plandemic,'' Polish marcher says.Katarzyna Markusz, JTA, 22/07/2021 09:30
US senators call on Polish president to veto anti-Holocaust restitution bill

US senators call on Polish president to veto anti-Holocaust restitution bill

Bipartisan US Senate group criticizes proposed legislation as an affront to achieving justice for victims of the Nazis.Dan Verbin, 21/07/2021 15:59
Polish nationalists disrupt commemoration for Jewish pogrom victims

Polish nationalists disrupt commemoration for Jewish pogrom victims

'Ultra nationalists, neo-Nazis, are now tolerated by too many of our people in government,' Polish Chief Rabbi Schudrich says.Katarzyna Markusz, JTA, 15/07/2021 09:05
Hearing in the Polish Senate: No law will erase the memory of those who perished

Hearing in the Polish Senate: No law will erase the memory of those who perished

Head of Israeli embassy in Warsaw and Holocaust survivor to speak in Polish Senate about law which would prevent restitution to survivors.Arutz Sheva Staff, 06/07/2021 21:36
Anti-Semitic feces-covered note left at recently vandalized Polish Jewish cemetery

Anti-Semitic feces-covered note left at recently vandalized Polish Jewish cemetery

Threatening note left on the gates of the Bielsko-Biała Jewish cemetery less than 2 weeks after 67 of its headstones were vandalized.Dan Verbin, 05/07/2021 17:34
Poland: Man who chanted anti-Semitic tropes to serve prison

Poland: Man who chanted anti-Semitic tropes to serve prison

Polish rallygoer who led chants about hanging ‘Zionists’ sentenced to 1 year in jail, an unusually stiff punishment.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 03/07/2021 21:03
Polish ultranationalists leave chunks of brick walls outside Israeli embassy in Warsaw

Polish ultranationalists leave chunks of brick walls outside Israeli embassy in Warsaw

Polish protesters dump chunks of brick wall outside of Israel's embassy in Warsaw, after Israel criticized limits on Holocaust restitution.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 02/07/2021 13:47
Gratuitous cruelty in WWII Poland

Gratuitous cruelty in WWII Poland

We need all the stories. We need the details. Even then, we will never know it all, comprehend it all. Op-ed.Prof. Phyllis Chesler, 29/06/2021 11:30
Poland hopes Israel will change mind on restitution law

Poland hopes Israel will change mind on restitution law

Poland's Deputy Foreign Minister: Israel's criticism of restitution law is inappropriate, we hope they'll change their approach.Ben Ariel, 29/06/2021 04:56
67 headstones damaged at Jewish cemetery in Poland

67 headstones damaged at Jewish cemetery in Poland

19th-century Jewish cemetery vandalized for 3rd time since 2015.Cnaan Liphshitz/JTA, 28/06/2021 17:56
Israel reprimands Polish ambassador over Restitution Law

Israel reprimands Polish ambassador over Restitution Law

Restitution Row: After Polish PM blasts Foreign Minister Yair Lapid for criticizing Restitution Law, Israel summons Polish ambassador.Arutz Sheva Staff, 27/06/2021 16:18
Polish PM adamant: 'Poland will not pay for Nazi crimes'

Polish PM adamant: 'Poland will not pay for Nazi crimes'

Unimpressed by Israeli warning following law blocking restitution claims, Poland calls for Israeli FM Lapid to be "condemned."Y Rabinovitz, 27/06/2021 10:27
WJC President excoriates Polish Holocaust restitution law

WJC President excoriates Polish Holocaust restitution law

Ronald S. Lauder condemns Polish draft law that would severely limit any ability by Holocaust victims to recover stolen property.Arutz Sheva North America Staff, 26/06/2021 00:08
Lapid to Poland: No law will change history

Lapid to Poland: No law will change history

Foreign Minister responds to Polish draft law which would limit Holocaust restitution claims.Arutz Sheva Staff, 24/06/2021 22:10
Polish bill up for debate may limit restitution claims

Polish bill up for debate may limit restitution claims

Restitution organization warns that bill could place “new, insurmountable legal conditions” on claims for property recovery or compensation.Dan Verbin, 23/06/2021 18:21
Polish schoolchildren destroy dozens of Jewish headstones

Polish schoolchildren destroy dozens of Jewish headstones

63 Jewish tombstones toppled, and more damaged, by 12-year-olds who said they wanted to build a fortress out of the stones.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 23/06/2021 07:21
Poland: 'Lucky Jew' figurines deemed anti-Semitic in Krakow

Poland: 'Lucky Jew' figurines deemed anti-Semitic in Krakow

Krakow city official says good-luck figurines of Jews are ‘anti-Semitic’ and should not be sold.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 12/06/2021 21:11
Poland: Gov't gives $50k to man who made anti-Semitic comments

Poland: Gov't gives $50k to man who made anti-Semitic comments

Polish government to give $50,000 to nationalist website headed by student who has made anti-Semitic comments.Katarzyna Markusz, JTA, 13/05/2021 07:39
Poland: Agriculture Min. promises 'no impediment' to kosher meat

Poland: Agriculture Min. promises 'no impediment' to kosher meat

Polish Agriculture Min. to European Jewish leaders: 'There will be no impediment to kosher meat exports for European religious communities.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 03/05/2021 09:59
Poles react to Meron disaster: 'The less Jews there are, the better for the world'

Poles react to Meron disaster: 'The less Jews there are, the better for the world'

Comments section to article on Meron disaster in Polish media swamped with anti-Semitic hate.Nissan Tzur, 02/05/2021 22:59
Polish reality TV star turned town councillor goes on anti-Semitic rant

Polish reality TV star turned town councillor goes on anti-Semitic rant

Councillor for town of Olecka says that Jews are behind a plan to "murder us and take over."Dan Verbin, 28/04/2021 01:48
2 more historians quit Auschwitz museum board over right-wing politician’s appointment

2 more historians quit Auschwitz museum board over right-wing politician’s appointment

Following resignation of Jewish philosopher, two more historians quit Auschwitz museum board, with one citing 'politicization' as reason.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 17/04/2021 20:17
Polish Jewish leader quits Auschwitz museum board over former PM's appointment

Polish Jewish leader quits Auschwitz museum board over former PM's appointment

Stanisław Krajewski quits International Auschwitz Council over appointment of former PM Beata Szydlo, citing 'politicization.'Cnaan Liphshitz/JTA, 14/04/2021 21:29
Polish university calls lecturer’s anti-Semitic blood libel part of ‘scientific discourse’

Polish university calls lecturer’s anti-Semitic blood libel part of ‘scientific discourse’

Lecturer who accused Jews of ritual murders won't be punished, with university saying anti-Jewish claims are part of 'scientific discourse'.Katarzyna Markusz, JTA, 09/04/2021 07:27
Polish politician makes 'utterly irrelevant' anti-Semitic joke

Polish politician makes 'utterly irrelevant' anti-Semitic joke

Local politician in Poland makes anti-Semitic joke at council meeting,Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 02/04/2021 07:44
Eldest 'Righteous Among Nations' passes away

Eldest 'Righteous Among Nations' passes away

Anna Kozminska, the oldest Righteous Among the Nations passed away last week at the age of 101.Nissan Tzur, 30/03/2021 16:34
Polish writer accused of insulting Trump allied Polish president by calling him a "moron"

Polish writer accused of insulting Trump allied Polish president by calling him a "moron"

Jakub Zulczyk may have to serve jail time after being charged with insulting Polish president Andrzej Duda.Dan Verbin, 23/03/2021 19:12
Struggling financially? Buy a 'Lucky Jew' candle

Struggling financially? Buy a 'Lucky Jew' candle

The latest ‘Lucky Jew’ figurines in Poland: Scented candles that are ‘good for financial success.’Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 16/03/2021 08:08
Polish historian resigns state position over 2007 photos of him performing Nazi salute

Polish historian resigns state position over 2007 photos of him performing Nazi salute

State historian Tomasz Greniuch resigns as acting director of the Institute of National Remembrance Wrocław branch over 2007 photos.Cnaan Liphshitz/JTA, 22/02/2021 18:42
A state historian in Poland is seen in pictures from 2007 giving the Nazi salute

A state historian in Poland is seen in pictures from 2007 giving the Nazi salute

Photos show state historian Tomasz Greniuch gave Nazi salute. 'This man should never have been appointed,' former adviser to Polish PM says.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 19/02/2021 08:19
Poland worried over new COVID mutation

Poland worried over new COVID mutation

New outbreak feared after new COVID strain that can be easily transmitted to humans found on Mink farm in Poland.Arutz Sheva Staff, 14/02/2021 10:41
World Jewish Congress dismayed at Polish court ruling against Holocaust historians

World Jewish Congress dismayed at Polish court ruling against Holocaust historians

World Jewish Congress President Ronald Lauder says court ruling 'does not bode well for future of historical research in Poland.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 09/02/2021 21:24
Polish lawmakers study Israeli vaccination campaign to plan their own

Polish lawmakers study Israeli vaccination campaign to plan their own

A special meeting in the Polish parliament saw MPs hearing from Israeli professionals on how to protect their public from COVID-19.Shlomo Witty, 19/01/2021 21:07
Poland: Holocaust scholars sued for book on Polish collaborators

Poland: Holocaust scholars sued for book on Polish collaborators

Polish historians on trial for book claiming that Polish mayor who saved a Jewish woman also murdered 22 Jews during Holocaust.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 19/01/2021 11:50
Academic edition of 'Mein Kampf' to be published in Poland

Academic edition of 'Mein Kampf' to be published in Poland

Editor says the new version Adolf Hitler's book is "a homage to the victims".Ben Ariel, 19/01/2021 06:07
Polish rapper under fire for calling COVID-19 ‘modern Holocaust’

Polish rapper under fire for calling COVID-19 ‘modern Holocaust’

Jakub Grabowski, aka Quebonafide, slammed for comparing coronavirus pandemic to the Holocaust.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 01/01/2021 14:52
Polish government vows to introduce new bill to end ritual slaughter

Polish government vows to introduce new bill to end ritual slaughter

After scrapping one bill to ban kosher and halal slaughter, Polish government announces plans for new ban.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 09/11/2020 07:40
Watch: Poland outlaws abortion

Watch: Poland outlaws abortion

CBS News reported mass protests across the country earlier in the week after gov't approved law banning almost all cases of abortion.Arutz Sheva Staff, 28/10/2020 18:41
'Polish animal welfare bill has sinister undertow for Jews'

'Polish animal welfare bill has sinister undertow for Jews'

European Jewish Association Chair Rabbi Menachem Margolin criticizes bill which would ban the export of kosher meat from Poland.Arutz Sheva Staff, 01/10/2020 20:42
Polish parliament votes to ban export of kosher and halal meat

Polish parliament votes to ban export of kosher and halal meat

A day after committee dropped bid to ban export of kosher meat, Poland's Sejm votes overwhelmingly for the ban.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 21/09/2020 09:12
Polish government on verge of collapse

Polish government on verge of collapse

Ruling Law and Justice party says it is now a 'minority government' after partners refuse to support controversial animal rights bill.AFP, 18/09/2020 12:19
Two US Senators protest 'growing anti-Semitic discourse' in letter to Polish President

Two US Senators protest 'growing anti-Semitic discourse' in letter to Polish President

Anti-Semitic tropes were highly visible during Poland's 2020 presidential campaign.Ron Kampeas, JTA, 18/09/2020 08:44
Export of kosher meat from Poland can continue - for now

Export of kosher meat from Poland can continue - for now

The ban was initially part of a new "animal welfare" bill.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 18/09/2020 08:40
Polish parliament drops bill’s proposal to ban export of kosher and halal meat

Polish parliament drops bill’s proposal to ban export of kosher and halal meat

Amendment to animal rights bill eliminates proposed ban of export of kosher and halal meat.Cnaan Lipshitz/JTA, 17/09/2020 18:32
Tombstones vandalized at 3 Jewish cemeteries in Poland

Tombstones vandalized at 3 Jewish cemeteries in Poland

Third case of vandalism at a Polish Jewish cemetery this month reported in southern Poland, after 20 tombstones damaged.Katarzyna Markusz, JTA, 15/09/2020 15:02
Will kosher slaughter be allowed in Poland?

Will kosher slaughter be allowed in Poland?

Chair of Poland's Law and Justice party says new bill will allow slaughter for national, religious, needs.Michal Levi, 15/09/2020 14:37
Items from 'The Pianist' to go up for auction in Poland

Items from 'The Pianist' to go up for auction in Poland

Polish auction house selling possessions of Holocaust survivor behind ‘The Pianist’ story.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 14/09/2020 09:32
Owners of kosher cafe in Poland wonder if their once-thriving business will go under

Owners of kosher cafe in Poland wonder if their once-thriving business will go under

‘We were on top of the world’: Pandemic shatters kosher Polish cafe’s success and a husband-wife reunion.Bruce Lowitt, JTA, 18/08/2020 11:44
Dozens of Jewish headstones discovered under Polish town’s market square

Dozens of Jewish headstones discovered under Polish town’s market square

In town near Warsaw, construction work leads to discovery of Jewish headstones.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 12/08/2020 10:02
Students, parents to be reimbursed for canceled Poland trips

Students, parents to be reimbursed for canceled Poland trips

Education Ministry to repay 10,000 students whose winter trips to Poland were canceled due to coronavirus.Arutz Sheva Staff, 26/07/2020 11:12
Polish opposition challenges presidential vote result

Polish opposition challenges presidential vote result

Supporters of opposition candidate Rafal Trzaskowski lodge appeal with Supreme Court, asking to declare election invalid.Dario Thuburn, AFP, 17/07/2020 15:14
WJC Congratulates Polish President on reelection

WJC Congratulates Polish President on reelection

World Jewish Congress extends its congratulations to Andrzej Duda on his reelection as president of the Republic of Poland.Arutz Sheva Staff, 13/07/2020 16:55
Poland's conservative president wins reelection

Poland's conservative president wins reelection

Conservative incumbent President Andrzej Duda defeats centrist challenger Rafal Trzaskowski in closest election since end of communist rule.David Rosenberg, 13/07/2020 10:12
Polish President ahead by tiny margin in presidential election

Polish President ahead by tiny margin in presidential election

Polish President Andrzej Duda leads with 50.4 percent of the vote in country’s presidential election but the result is too close to call.Arutz Sheva Staff, 13/07/2020 00:08
Polish watchdog: 'Inciting anti-Semitism, hatred is not in the interest of the country'

Polish watchdog: 'Inciting anti-Semitism, hatred is not in the interest of the country'

Polish state TV incited hatred against Jews with report on Warsaw Mayor Rafal Trzaskowski, media ethics panel says.Katarzyna Markusz, JTA, 20/06/2020 21:11
Poland: Will the leading presidential hopeful agree to Holocaust restitution?

Poland: Will the leading presidential hopeful agree to Holocaust restitution?

Rafal Trzaskowski may ‘satisfy Jewish claims’ for Holocaust restitution, Polish state TV warns.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 17/06/2020 08:20
Jewish cemetery in Poland vandalized with spray-paint

Jewish cemetery in Poland vandalized with spray-paint

Anti-Semitic message spray-painted onto wall of Jewish cemetery in southern Poland, a year after previous vandalism.Katarzyna Markusz, JTA, 16/06/2020 07:42